News Stories

TAFE NSW and Transport for NSW Collaborate to Foster Road Safety Awareness

By TAFE NSW
Archived 20 Jan 2021 - Posted: 21 Nov 2020
TAFE NSW has collaborated with Transport for NSW in their Towards Zero initiative to help reduce the number of serious injuries and lives lost on regional NSW roads.

A road safety rules quiz based on the 10 most misunderstood road rules is being piloted across four regional TAFE NSW campuses in an effort to help students test their knowledge and increase their understanding of NSW road rules.

There have already been 274 lives lost on NSW roads in 2020 to midnight 17 November, including 170 people who have died on country roads, with speeding the single biggest contributor to death and injury, according to the Centre for Road Safety.

TAFE NSW Head of Skills Team for Supply Chain and eCommerce, Peter Denison, said these statistics highlight the need for road safety intervention.

“Too often we see young people die on our roads from preventable causes like speeding and fatigue, so the collaboration between TAFE NSW and Transport for NSW is an important step in reducing fatalities on roads,” Mr Denison said.

“The quiz is a great learning exercise for students and particularly with National Road Safety Week amongst us, it’s a crucial reminder of the responsibility that comes with getting your license and obligations for driving.”

The pilot quiz is targeted to students from regional areas and specifically students who work in trades that include shift work or long hours, like hospitality and construction trades.

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the initiative developed by TAFE NSW with Transport for NSW aims to help young drivers be safe and responsible on the roads.?

“More than two-thirds of the lives lost on NSW roads occur in the country, with speeding, drink and drug driving and fatigue the main causes of crashes,” Mr Toole said

“The NSW Government is doing all we can to improve the safety of our roads, but it’s up to all of us to remember that every decision we make when we get behind the wheel can have fatal consequences.

“As we work to reduce the road toll in NSW Towards Zero and for National Road Safety Week, we are calling on everyone to take the pledge and ‘Lead the way: drive so others survive’.”

TAFE NSW currently delivers a Statement of Attainment in Road Safety Fundamentals to Transport for NSW employees and offers customised training in the areas of traffic control, truck operations and towing skills using a state-of-the-art truck simulator.

To enrol in a road safety course at TAFE NSW, visit the TAFE NSW website, or call 131 601.

 
Mayfield Garden Winter Festival Mayfield Garden Winter Festival Mayfield Garden Winter Festival Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July 9AM to 4:30PM Final Entry at 3PM

Recent News

How Fireproof is Your Animal Emergency Plan?
How Fireproof is Your Animal Emergency Plan?
Local Land Services (LLS) is reminding livestock owners to still be prepared...
Keep Your Pets Happy this Holiday Season by Keeping Them Away from Festive Foods
Keep Your Pets Happy this Holiday Season by Keeping Them Away from Festive Foods
Before you drop a tidbit under the table, think about what it could do...
Untangling The Web: TAFE NSW Cyber Security Expert Serves Up Online ‘Golden Rules’
Untangling The Web: TAFE NSW Cyber Security Expert Serves Up Online ‘Golden Rules’
A TAFE NSW cyber security expert has unveiled his top five tips to protect...
Plan Your Hike Like Your Life Depends On It – Because It Does
Plan Your Hike Like Your Life Depends On It – Because It Does
I’ve been bushwalking most of my life and I prepare for every hike as...
TAFE NSW Partners with BaptistCare to Deliver Crucial Training
TAFE NSW Partners with BaptistCare to Deliver Crucial Training
TAFE NSW has partnered with BaptistCare to deliver crucial training to...

What's New

5 Caves Open with Small Tour Groups
5 Caves Open with Small Tour Groups
Jenolan Caves Booking Essential. Bring a facemask and enjoy exclusive small tour groups.
Gift Vouchers
Gift Vouchers
Eagle View Escape For an experience that will be remembered long after the gift of giving - why not consider a gift voucher.
Fish, Forage & Fossick 4WD Adventure
Fish, Forage & Fossick 4WD Adventure
Simmo's Offroad Tours 19th & 20th April, 4WD Tag-a-Long Tour exploring the Oberon/Jenolan region staying in deluxe cabins Jenolan Holiday Park
Large self-contained country house
Large self-contained country house
Stone Hedge 6 bedrooms - accommodates up to 15 people, ideal for several families! All linen supplied. Visit website for specials
Escape the pressures of city living
Escape the pressures of city living
Billabong Trout Fishing Farmstay Bushwalk, observe bird life or just relax and enjoy the extensive panoramic views as you recharge in this idyllic spot
Also in this Section
Announcement
Large self-contained country house6 bedrooms - accommodates up to 15 people, ideal for several families! All linen supplied. Visit website for specialsView Stone Hedge »